Historical information

Mont Albert State School was officially opened on 23rd April 1917. The school became Mont Albert Central School in 1918, taking in Forms 1 and 2. The school remained a Central School until 1964, when the secondary years formed the basis of a new High School, the Box Hill North High School, later to be named Koonung Secondary College.

This is part of a large collection of material related to the Deakin, Mair and Young families, all with connections to Surrey Hills and Mont Albert.
Laurie Young was the daughter of Beryl Mair (1916-1976) and Ernest Lance Young (1915-1999). The family lived at 5 York Street and later 11 York Street, Mont Albert. Laurie was born on 18 August 1947.

Physical description

Black and white photo taken of the school building from the path from Barloa Street. There is one large bush to the left of the path obscuring the side of the main building. There is a wooden fire escape at the far end of the building. The grass in the foreground is patchy.

Inscriptions & markings

"School" underlined in blue ink, centre top.
"MOnT ALBeRT CENTAL / School" centre in blue biro; thought to be the donor's hand.
"GRADE" in blue ink
"IV D" in blue ink.
"APPROX: 1958" in blue biro; thought to be the donor's hand.
These have been written by at least 2 hands and at different times.